This Day In History: 1912-01-02
A group of Italian laborers at the McMillan farm went toe Suffern to celebrate the New Year and drank heavily. In the morning one of them was found dead at the farm. He had drunk two bottles of whiskey in Suffern and took another with him which was nearly empty when he was found. Dr DeYoe said that the stuff in the bottle did not smell like whiskey. It may have contained wood alcohol. It will be tested. County Physician McFadden did not believe an autopsy or an inquest where necessary so the body was released immediately for burial.